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Yingle

1. What is Yingle?

2. What does Yingle cost?

3. Is Yingle a gambling or betting website?

My Account

1. How do I get started?

2. What can I use in my username?

3. How do I view my profile?

4. How are my details stored?

5. Do you ever share my details with 3rd parties?

6. Why is my profile picture skewed?

7. How do I reduce the size of my profile picture?

8. How do I log out of my account?

9. How do I add a friend to my friends list?

Groups

1. What is a group?

2. How do I join a group?

3. How are group points calculated?

4. How do I add an event to my group?

Points

1. What are points?

2. Why have my points decreased?

3. What is reputation?

Tables

1. Which points contribute to my table place?

2. Will people see me in the table if I have my privacy on a restricted setting?

3. Why do my points vary on the main table and viewing in my groups?

Events

1. What is an event?

2. How do I predict on an event?

3. How do I add an event?

4. What is solo play?

5. When do I have to make my predictions?

6. If a mark scheme ignores circumstances (e.g. replays, extra-time, penalties, etc.) do I still need to input the result?

7. How do I view everyone else's predictions for a match?

8. What happens if I miss a fixture?

9. What happens if I join an event late? Can I still play

10. When do the results of the fixture get updated?

Teams

1. How do I add a team to my profile?

2. I think a team is incorrectly named. What can I do?

3. A team badge is incorrect. What can I do?

Forum

1. What do people see if I post on the forum with strong privacy settings?

2. Who can post in the group forum?

3. What are the numbers next to these icons - - on a post?

4. How do I upvote or downvote a post?

5. Why should I upvote or downvote a post?

6. How do I undo my upvote or downvote?

7. Why has a post been hidden?

8. How do I deal with an offensive post?

9. What content is not allowed on the forum?

Miscellaneous

1. I think I have found a problem with Yingle.

2. Why does the admin account flag sometimes change?

3. In Members, why have only some members got an 'add friend' and 'message' option?

4. I would like an event to be added to Yingle

5. How can I help contribute to Yingle?

6. Can I view Yingle in another language?

7. I still have a question!

Yingle

1. What is Yingle?

Yingle is a website that allows you to run your own score prediction leagues with your friends or to pit your own predictions against those of other people from around the world.

2. What does Yingle cost?

Yingle is a free to use site. All users can create as many groups, mark schemes and predict on as many events as they choose.

3. Is Yingle a gambling or betting website?

Yingle is neither a betting nor a gambling site. Score predictions are free to make and users may only earn points for a correct prediction.

My Account

1. How do I get started?

The first step is to sign up! You will receive an email to activate your account. Once that's complete, you can begin predicting on events, and creating or joining groups.

2. What can I use in my username?

Usernames may not contain punctuation, nor begin or end with spaces, but they may contain complex characters (eg. "John Smith", "juan pérez 123", "张三").

3. How do I view my profile?

When you log in, you can find your profile link by clicking on your username at the top of your home page.

4. How are my details stored?

Your details are encrypted and stored securely in our database, although we recommend you not share personal information.

5. Do you ever share my details with 3rd parties?

Not at all. We do not believe in sharing your details with anyone else.

6. Why is my profile picture skewed?

Your profile picture will be shaped into a square. For best results please submit a square image.

7. How do I reduce the size of my profile picture?

If the image your are attempting to upload is too big, you can resize it in almost graphics package.

8. How do I log out of my account?

Click on the X in the console in the Yingle header.

9. How do I add a friend to my friends list?

If you view a user's profile and the user's settings allow for friend requests, there will be a friend request button on the top right of their profile. If these are not available, a user probably has their account set to not allow friend requests.

Groups

1. What is a group?

Groups allows a number of users to play and view the tables of specific events. If you want to create a score prediction league for you and your friends it is likely that you will need to create a group for you all to join. You can create one by clicking the create group on the Groups page, or by clicking here.

2. How do I join a group?

Groups have varying levels of privacy. Groups that are open are freely available for anyone to join. Some groups require a password to join, while others require you to send a request to the group administrator.

3. How are group points calculated?

Group scores are a sum of the best user event scores in the group, using the default mark schemes.

4. How do I add an event to my group?

If you are the administrator of a group there will be an option to add an event to your group on the event's page. You will be prompted to choose the group and a mark scheme. Once that has been completed all users in the group will be able to predict on that event in your group.

Points

1. What are points?

Points are earned by making correct predictions in events on Yingle. Have a look at the event's mark scheme to see how many points you will earn for various predictions.

2. Why have my points decreased?

Points rarely decrease, but one common cause could be the score of a fixture being updated live. Under those circumstances your prediction may go from correct to incorrect which would subtract a small number of points.

3. What is reputation?

Your reputation represents your contribution to the forum. When you post on the forum people can upvote (or downvote) your comment. Your reputation is the sum of your upvotes minus the sum of your downvotes.

Tables

1. Which points contribute to my table place?

Points used in the table are from only solo play events. If you only play group events, your predictions will be used with the default mark scheme to calculate your points.

2. Will people see me in the table if I have my privacy on a restricted setting?

Your username and flag will appear, but other restricted users will still not be able to view your profile.

3. Why do my points vary on the main table and viewing in my groups?

When you view the site-wide table, default points are used. When you view the table for a group the mark schemes that were used in the events are used which may mean you score a different number of points.

Events

1. What is an event?

An event is a sports competition that contains at least one fixture on which you can predict the final score.

2. How do I predict on an event?

To play an event a user must first have the event added to their event list. Once it has been added you will find a link to the predictions on the page for the event itself. Don't forget to save your predictions!

3. How do I add an event?

You can add an event to solo play by going to the event page and clicking the link to play this event. This will add the event to your solo play list.

4. What is solo play?

Solo play is when you predict on an event without it being related to a group. This will use the default mark scheme and be used in the main tables page. (If this event is added later as a group, your solo predictions should be copied into the event in its entirety.)

5. When do I have to make my predictions?

Your predictions for a fixture have to be made 10 minutes before the start of that fixture. You do not have to fill an entire season of fixtures in before any of them start!

6. If a mark scheme ignores circumstances (e.g. replays, extra-time, penalties, etc.) do I still need to input the result?

You do not have to fill in all result boxes, although if it is in solo play it may be worth doing so in case an administrator of one of your groups adds that event with a different mark scheme!

7. How do I view everyone else's predictions for a match?

You may only view other user's predictions once the match has begun. Simply go to your predictions and click on the blue "v" link in the middle of the fixture to view other predictions.

8. What happens if I miss a fixture?

Unfortunately if you miss a fixture you cannot go back and fill it in. You will just have to score more on the future predictions!

9. What happens if I join an event late? Can I still play

You can join an event at any time, but you will only be able to predict on fixtures that have not yet happened.

10. When do the results of the fixture get updated?

The time that fixtures are input can vary but typically will be input shortly after the end of the fixture.

Teams

1. How do I add a team to my profile?

On a team page, there will be an option to add or remove that team to your profile. There is no limit to the number of teams that you may add. Search for your favourite teams here.

2. I think a team is incorrectly named. What can I do?

Some teams can go by several names. If enough fans of a team believe a team name should be changed, the admin account can change it, so please mention it in the Site Ideas forum.

3. A team badge is incorrect. What can I do?

Please let the admin account know so that we can change it.

Forum

1. What do people see if I post on the forum with strong privacy settings?

If your settings prevent a user from viewing your profile and you post on the forum, they will only see your username, your points and reputation, but not your profile picture.

2. Who can post in the group forum?

Only current members of a group can post in its forum.

3. What are the numbers next to these icons - - on a post?

These numbers represent how many upvotes and downvotes a post has received (contributing to that user's reputation).

4. How do I upvote or downvote a post?

On the top right of the post, there are two Yingle 'Y' icons. Clicking on will upvote the post while clicking on will downvote it.

5. Why should I upvote or downvote a post?

Ideally users will upvote a post because it contributes to the discussion and downvote posts that detract. Please do not downvote posts with which you simply disagree, only those which are not contributing to the discussion!

6. How do I undo my upvote or downvote?

If you have upvoted a post, clicking the upvote button again will cancel the upvote without downvoting it. Conversely, clicking the downvote button will undo your previous downvote without upvoting it.

7. Why has a post been hidden?

If the total score of a post (upvotes minus downvotes) gets below a certain threshold it is hidden by default.

8. How do I deal with an offensive post?

Please downvote the post. It will be hidden if it receives enough downvotes. A moderator may remove it later.

9. What content is not allowed on the forum?

Offensive language and spam may be removed at the discretion of the moderation team. Please remember, we want the use of Yingle and its fora to be fun for everyone.

Miscellaneous

1. I think I have found a problem with Yingle.

Yingle is a new site, so if you think you have found a bug, please let us know!

2. Why does the admin account flag sometimes change?

The administrator flag changes to celebrate a nation's national day. If you want to add a national day please send a message to the please message the admin account!

3. In Members, why have only some members got an 'add friend' and 'message' option?

Users can set their privacy levels which may prevent other users from contacting them. If a user does not have an option to be messaged, they simply have more restrictive privacy settings.

4. I would like an event to be added to Yingle

Great! We always want to know which events our users would most like to play. Post it on the forum in Site Ideas and if it garners enough support we may add it.

5. How can I help contribute to Yingle?

By telling your friends! The more people there are playing on Yingle, the more fun it will be! You can also get involved by participating in discussion on the forum.

6. Can I view Yingle in another language?

At the moment Yingle is only available in English, but we are going to be expanding to a number of languages soon. If you would like to help with that, please get in touch with the admin account!

7. I still have a question!

Please message the admin account! It may be added to the FAQ page.